28 March 2022

The Royal College of Pathologists has today launched its priorities for Northern Ireland, drawn up by the College Northern Ireland Regional Council, for the 2022 Assembly elections. 

The College hosts Regional Councils, comprising specialty members, for the devolved nations. These Regional Councils provide professional leadership in their country and contribute at a national and UK level to the maintenance and development of pathology services and the quality of care that patients receive.

In May the people of Northern Ireland will elect their representatives to the Northern Ireland Assembly. A new government will take responsibility for a range of devolved areas, including health services.

The College priorities for the next government focus on the following areas:

  • Investing in workforce for patients
  • IT and infrastructure for better patient care
  • Staff wellbeing
  • Learning from the pandemic

In this priorities document we look at the key challenges facing pathologists and call on the new government to address these areas. Download the College manifesto here:

The Royal College of Pathologists' Priorities for the Northern Ireland 2022 Elections